What else would the Bavarian polizei drive than BMWs?
BMW is Bavaria's own automaker, so it should come as no surprise that the German state uses the company's vehicles as their police cars. Now BMW and the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior have signed a new four-year deal to supply the state police vehicles, starting with these ten new vehicles delivered to the department at BMW Welt in Munich. The new fleet will consist of 3 Series and 5 Series models (touring wagons, from the looks of things), and, for the first time, the X3 crossover as well.
The SUVs will be used in forested areas and snowy parts of the state, and like its lower counterparts, have been equipped with special law-enforcement equipment and livery. While the 3 and 5 Series models are made right there in Bavaria, however, the X3 is made in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and brought back to Germany where they're outfitted for patrol.